Epsilon Euskadi’s ambitions of becoming the thirteenth team on the 2011 grid to a Epsilon Euskadifurther step forwards with news that FIA President Jean Todt will visit the team’s headquarters today, according to Spain’s El Pais newspaper.

The Spanish team applied for a berth on the 2011 grid after the FIA opened the application process in March.

With the April 15 submission deadline now past – with applicants known to include Stefan GP – all interested teams must complete a full application by the end of June, which will be followed by due diligence and a final decision in July.

Todt looks set to travel to Spain to meet with the nation’s Sports Minister, Jaime Lissavetsky, as well as Spain’s head of motorsport, Carlos Gracia, with a press conference to follow in the afternoon.

Epsilon Euskadi – headed by ex-McLaren, Ferrari, Bernetton, Prost and Tyrrell man Joan Villedelprat – has been involved in junior single-seater categories for some time, in addition to competing in Le Mans with its own prototype car.

The team had previously applied for a berth onto the 2010 grid, only to be beaten by Virgin Racing, Lotus, Hispania Racing and USF1.

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